[b-greek] Re: 1Corinthians 4:6

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Mon Mar 12 2001 - 10:03:00 EST

At 8:59 AM -0800 3/12/01, dixonps@juno.com wrote:
>On Sat, 10 Mar 2001 16:09:48 -0900 "Chuck Tripp" <ctripp@ptialaska.net>
>> Paul Dixon wrote:
>> > > Further question: Any idea what the UBS version means? How
>> does
>> > > the NIV get "so that you may learn from us the meaning of the
>> saying,
>> > > "Do not go beyond what is written." from hINA EN nHMIN MAQHTE TO
>> >What particular problem do you have here?
>> It seems that the phrase 'MH hUPER hA GEGRAPTAI' has an implied
>> verb. The
>> NIV seems to think it is ERXOMAI or POREUW. Is there a known
>> expression
>> that the NIV is referring to?
>It is normal to supply by ellipsis something like this.

You might compare the Apollonian dictum carved above the portal of the
Temple at Delphi: MHDEN AGAN, where some imperative or infinitive of doing
or performance must be undertood.

Carl W. Conrad (retired)
Department of Classics/Washington University
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